Orchestra started up again last week, and I am loving it! There was a moment at this week's rehearsal when we were running through the second movement of Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony, and the beauty of the music overwhelmed me and I almost wept! I honestly believe the melody there at the beginning is one of the most beautiful melodies I have ever heard. 

Ok, just give it a quick listen:

Amazing, right? Anyways, at that moment I was also overwhelmed at how much I LOVE being part of an orchestra, at getting to contribute something (however little) to that beautiful sound. 

So, needless to say, I'm really enjoying orchestra! 

Anyways, this weekend we're having a big fundraiser with local food vendors and a fun raffle. They asked orchestra members to donate baskets worth $25, and since we're poor lowly students, I decided to make some things to put in a basket! 

Here's what I came up with (by the way, blue and yellow are University of Michigan colors--I was hoping that would be a good way to make these gender neutral while still making them appealing):

And here they are, all wrapped up to go:

Here's hoping that the fundraiser goes well!


Maren said…
I had no idea that the French hymn Souviens-toi came from Dvorak. I'm assuming that's the part you're talking about at the beginning. It's my favorite hymn. Thanks for the listen.

Those owls are adorable! Someone is going to love that basket. Go Blue!
melissa said…
Those owls are awesome! Not surprised at all that you made them. You're so good at stuff.
julis said…
Seriously awesome stuff there! I'd pay $25 for that basket. Of course, I'm a sucker for craft auctions. You're such a crafty crafterton!
Messy Musings said…
You are so stinkin' talented!! Of course your basket is totally worth $25!!
Demarae said…
Love it all! That basket is fantastic. I'd totally buy it. And the music. I can totally relate. There is a short progression that plays as background music on my kinect yoga game. It makes me cry every time. I don't know what it is about it, but it hits me hard every time. I's more than a little jealous that you get to play in an orchestra. I miss being part of a big group making something beautiful together. Lucky girl!
Sherri Webb said…
Such adorable items for your basket!! You are uber talented!!

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